Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful.
It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom.
He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically,
but almost with pleasure.

Aldous Huxley

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sheep on da street!

Wowowiwow! Well it has been a while since I had a single thought (which is strong within me) for the Enigmatic Worthlessness!

But an international (article on Al Jazeera) event that reveals both human stupidity and a regime's own stupidity has forced me to come out of the closet, so to say, and post this.


Chinese citizens are on the street in front of the Japanese embassy in Beijing because they feel angered by... they themselves have no idea what.

Or rather they think they know. They think they feel angered because the Japanese are keeping
Zhan Qixiong, the chinese trawler captain, in custody. How is that surprising?

Quick summary of the situation. Some days ago a chinese trawler was sailing around the Diaoyu/Sentoku disputed Islands. The Chinese boat was approached by Japanese coast guard, and as an answer the chinese boat hit the Japanese ones. The Japanese coastguards thus arrested the Chinese crew and brought them back to Japan. Then, of course, the Chinese were crying out loud saying that the Japanese are insane.

What is scary is that people are not understanding that this is all just a political game over a couple of islands, and most of all that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is willingly fueling popular resentment over the Japanese in order to gain momentum and legitimacy.

However, although the use of nationalism feelings is easy and handy for the CCP in time of social unrest, it is a dangerous thing to play with. We saw it in Urumqi last year.

Harmony in Urumqi #2